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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines

Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of the BD-5J. He purchased 20 kits when they were first introduced, and some are still flying today. Over 300 people in Arizona are reportedly now employed due to his early investing activities. The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe wa

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics

Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. This could get ugly... The ICAO is backing an effort to create a single global drone registry with a goal of the adoption of common rules for flying and tracking UAVs. The idea will be discussed at a symposium planned for Sept. 22-23 in Montreal. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO's Air Navigation Bureau, said that the sin

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

House Republican Leadership Continues To Push Privatized ATC

But Appropriators Are Reluctant To Hand Over The Purse Strings To A Private Entity

With the September 30 deadline looming, leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and the White House are stepping up their efforts to build support for the AIRR Act, which would remove Air Traffic Control from the auspices of the FAA and place it in the hands of a private, non-profit corporation.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

White House Nominates Bruce Landsberg For A Term On The NTSB

Must Be Confirmed By The U.S. Senate For The Post

The White House nominated aviation safety expert Bruce Landsberg to serve on the NTSB, citing his impressive track record on aircraft safety issues. Landsberg is the former president of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, and currently serves as the senior safety adviser for the organization.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP Nat’l Championship, GDU O2, ICAO Registration

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots

The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through this weekend at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. With thousands of pilots currently having competed in over 70 qualifying events of the MultiGP Regional Series, all eyes are fixed on Reno's many racing efforts and as well as those of MultiGP. In order to advance to the championship, top pilots from each Regional Qualifier advance to their respective Regional Final. Then, the top two pilots from each of the 14 Regional Finals are  invited to the Championship. GDU has announced the official launch of the GDU O2. The GDU O2 has arms that slide inside the body to give it a small form factor and extra endurance by making the arms out of aviation grade aluminum alloy. The ultra-compact body of the GDU O2 i

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

NASAO Elects New Officers, Regional Directors For 2018

Ronnie Mitchell, Aviation Division Director For The Nebraska Department Of Transportation, Will Serve As Chairman

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) elected new officers and regional directors for the coming year during its 86th Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Point Clear, Alabama last week.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE - which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN is officially looking for a new home for a major new initiative... hopefully, a permanent one. We are now in the implementation phases of THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and preparing to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a NEW airport/office studio facility to serve as a home base and studio for new programming about to be introduced by the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, our Daily Airborne Unlimited programming, our new 'Aero-Doc' documentary division, as well as other Aero-TV/Aero-Verse  productions.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Santa Monica Airport Commission Requests Special Pollution Study

Would Measure Levels Before, During And After Closure For Runway Shortening

The Santa Monica Airport Commission has has requested a special study of pollution levels to be conducted before, during and after Santa Monica Airport's sole runway is closed while it is reduced in length.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Matternet Unveils The Matternet Station

Will Provide Fully-Automated Package Delivery To Hospitals In Switzerland

An automated drone delivery system has been unveiled by Menlo Park, CA company which will soon begin providing fully-automated on-demand transportation of pathology and blood samples between hospitals in Switzerland.

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Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Air Canada Provides Humanitarian Relief To Regions Affected By Irma

Delivering Essential Supplies Across The Caribbean And Florida

Air Canada continues to support relief efforts in areas affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma by dispatching a humanitarian flight with relief supplies on Saturday September 16, 2017. Since September 5, Air Canada has operated a total of 30 additional flights, as well as larger aircraft with more seats, to bring over 7,000 customers home early from the affected areas including Antigua, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Florida.

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